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‘Factors planes’, 100,000 frequent flyer seats launched

Qantas will fly a ‘factors aircraft’ to Tokyo and, together with subsidiary Jetstar, make 100,000 seats accessible for frequent flyer bookings to mark the reopening of Japan to mass tourism.

The airline’s ‘factors aircraft’ flights make all seats on board accessible for reserving utilizing frequent flyer factors (common flights usually solely have a restricted variety of reward seats).

The nationwide service will function two factors aircraft flights between Sydney and Tokyo (Haneda) on Might 10, 2023.

Moreover, each Qantas and Jetstar might be providing 100,000 reward seats throughout six routes to the Land of the Rising Solar, over a six week journey window. The seats might be accessible for reserving till October 13.

The six Japan routes will embody Qantas flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to Tokyo (Haneda), and Jetstar flights between Cairns and Tokyo (Narita), Cairns and Osaka (Kansai), and Gold Coast and Tokyo (Narita).

Loyalty members can ebook economic system, one-way Qantas fares from Brisbane to Tokyo from 25,200 factors (plus $148 in taxes), and Melbourne to Tokyo from 31,500 factors ($147 taxes). Sydney to Tokyo economic system seats are priced from 31,500 factors ($147 in taxes), and enterprise class fares from 82,000 factors ($197 in taxes).

Jetstar one-way flights to Osaka and Tokyo will begin from 21,500 factors (between $132-$147 in taxes).

The finances service has additionally launched a five-day Japan flight sale, till midnight on Tuesday, with one-way fares from $289 (Cairns to Osaka and Tokyo; Gold Coast to Tokyo).

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth stated the enterprise just lately noticed a report variety of factors bookings, noting a robust demand for journey to Japan.

“Australians have been ready to have the ability to return to Japan and gaining access to hundreds of reward seats will assist our frequent flyers journey to one in all their most cherished locations,” stated Wirth.

“There are additionally nonetheless tens of millions of reward seats accessible throughout many different home and different worldwide routes for the subsequent 12 months on Qantas, Jetstar and our companion airways,” she stated.

In August, frequent flyers used up greater than 1.2 billion factors over 48 hours after Qantas prolonged its pledge of as much as 50 per cent extra rewards seats by way of to June 2023, based on the airline.

Qantas additionally introduced it should function factors planes between Sydney and Hong Kong on January 30, 2023, to mark the service’s official restart of the route. The transfer follows the latest lifting of the town’s border restrictions.

Hong Kong tourism officers simply introduced a 500,000 flight giveaway to assist lure vacationers again, following the latest axing of resort quarantine for overseas guests.

The motivation is slated to launch in early 2023, at a value of $HK2 billion ($A400 million) to the Hong Kong authorities.

Travellers not face obligatory resort quarantine however are topic to a three-day surveillance interval, and should take COVID exams each week.



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